A journalist with India Today news channel was allegedly stalked and molested by four persons in a car in south Delhi’s busy Ring Road Wednesday evening. The journalist was in her office cab with a camera person when the four persons allegedly passed lewd comments.
The journalists were heading to office after completing an assignment. In her complaint to police, the journalist said the four persons started chasing them when they reached Dhaula Kuan and kept making lewd remarks.
The journalist said she ignored their remarks initially, but when it continued, her colleague came to her rescue. They decided chase the car of the four persons and managed to intercept them after about a km near Andrews Ganj. When they got out off the vehicle, three of the persons in the car fled, while the person on the driver’s seat was caught.
The journalist then made a PCR call. Soon, police reached the spot and arrested the person. Police identified the accused as Puneesh. A case under section 354 (D) and 509 of the IPC was registered at Defence Colony police station. Efforts are on to nab the other three accused, said sources. They are residents of Noida, the sources added.
Sources said Puneesh told police he was a driver, while the other three were his passengers. Police, however, said Puneesh failed to produce any document to show he was a driver. The car did not have a taxi registration either, police added.
Later, recounting the incident the journalist tweeted photographs of the accused sitting in their vehicle and captioned it as “Meet these brave hearts of the national capital, fearlessly passes lewd comments & gestures @ prime locations. Heroes!” She described commuting on Delhi roads as a “nightmare”, sharing her own experience.